Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection. Proverbs 30:5
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." Deuteronomy 31:8
Dear Praying Friends Pastor Doyle’s,
*The time is to pray earnestly and to extend relief and hope to a nation that is struggling. We believe that as Children of God, Christians have been called by Him to pray for the world at this time and to act in generous ways so that the poor, needy and marginalized would be cared for.
Through this letter, we are appealing to you to help strengthen our hands as we seek to reach out to needy people both in the family of God and to those who are outside.
As India struggles with a massive and severe second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the loss of lives is mounting up. Till now, the nation has lost over 3,49,186 people to this virus and these are just the official numbers. India has now confirmed Covid-19 cases of 2,89,00,000 plus and counting as of 5th June 2021. The daily confirmed cases are the highest in the world with nearly 3,00,000 cases being reported every day for the last two weeks.
Hospitals are overburdened and medical personnel are finding it hard to cope up not only because of the sudden and massive increase in the number of cases, but also especially in the light of lack of medical supplies, particularly oxygen. Many patients have died because of lack of oxygen at the right time.
The poor, migrants, homeless and the marginalized have again been the hardest hit by the various lockdowns in different parts of the country. They have lost their jobs and their hope. Many have nothing to eat.
Crematoriums and graveyards are packed as people line up the bodies of their loved ones for the last rites. Parks are being converted into crematoriums to deal with this new reality.
The Church too has suffered losses and many Bishops, Pastors and leaders have been lost to Covid-19. It is estimated that over 400 pastors and Church leaders have succumbed to Covid-19. Churches have been unable to meet for weeks now, a pattern we also saw last year, and has resulted in economic hardships for pastors and evangelists who are dependent on the offerings of the congregations. It is a desperate situation.
Zoom Meeting for Pastors
“HOPE IN TIMES OF GREAT DISTRESS” & “DRY BONES SHALL LIVE AGAIN” were two Zoom meetings that have strengthened our faith, especially our forefront leaders of the gospel. Did everything go as planned, No. Both occasions the power went down, the internet went down, in a nutshell the technology went crumbling down. We praise God for His intervention and grace that made us rise back from all these hurdles.
We have prayer requests just pouring out from all corners. The ministry of the Word being spread through social platforms has been reaching hundreds of people.
My back was hurting a bit hard this time, with a bit of exercise taught by Pastor Wright has helped me. Our markets are getting very less supply of vegetables because of lockdown, time to have pulses every day.
Yours in His Vineyard,
Pst. Peter Pal